Kamikura-jinja Shrine (神倉神社)
A Shinto shrine located in 1 Chome Kamikura, Shingu City. Situated on sacred ground where the god Kumano Omikami first descended to Earth. The Kodobiki Boulder, considered a sacred natural object and deity, is also located on the shrine grounds at the top of over 5000 natural stone steps. The Oto Matsuri, held each year on February 6, is an unusual festival in which white robed men carrying torches lit with a sacred flame run down a series of stone steps. The festival is designated an Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.
Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)
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- Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8 [map]
- Free visit
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Available 20spaces
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- [Kumano Hayatama Taisha] 0735-22-2533
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- No (Yes to the foot, but there are 538 stairs)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.